Babies - newborn to 7 months (non-mobile)
This is a one-semester introduction to Music Together®. The music activities and materials are specifically designed for parents who want to learn as much as possible about music development in infants. This is not a sibling class.
Mixed Aged MT Classes
Mixed aged classes are the heart of Music Together®. Children birth through five come together to create a musical community. Adults, regardless of musical ability, help create a musical environment by fully participating. Children participate at their own level by singing, moving, chanting, listening, observing, and exploring with instruments. Parents and/or caregivers also receive music development information
Summer Music Together
Summer Music Together is a shortened session. Registration is a on a first come, first served basis.
Join us in singing songs as we move into a new season and celebrate the holidays; however you celebrate! We will sing Jingle Bells, Frosty; move to some lively Hanukkah songs and other winter revels as well as Music Together Family Favorites!
Guitar I for Grown-Ups
No Experience Necessary!! This class is designed for the parents and caregivers of children that are currently registered in our Music Together session.
- Learn to accompany songs from the current collection
- Basic beginner concepts
- Offered exclusively to current session families and caregivers
- Tuition includes guitar workbook, 8-60 minute classes
- Bring your own guitar, capo and guitar tuner
Summer MT Camp
Summer Camp 2017
Please view our Summer camp flyer 2017 for more information.
Can't do the 6-week summer session but still want to do some music with us? Join us for one of two week long summer camps! We'll have a regular Music Together class and then do an activity such as a craft, teddy-bear yoga and storytime where you can take home a Music Together storybook!
Intro to Ukulele
Summer Camp I
June 19 - June 23
9:30 - 10:45 am
Summer Camp II
August 21 - August 25
9:30 - 10:45 am
Both camps will take place in our Congress Park location.
No Experience Necessary!!
Learn basic beginner concepts including chording
Tuition is $60 and includes 3 90-minute classes
Bring your own ukulele and a couple of songs you want to learn
In senior residential and day programs across the country, people of all ages come together to sing, dance, shake shakers, and swing scarves during weekly Music Together intergenerational classes. As the children’s music-learning is nurtured, babies, toddlers, preschoolers, and their grownups also foster new and important relationships with "Musical Grandfriends." These unique and powerful classes are also greatly enjoyed by the seniors and staff. Seniors look forward to the children's lively visits, the chance to share memories, and the sheer fun of these playful music-making experiences. The additional cognitive, physical, and emotional benefits for both children and elders make the Generations class a win-win for all participants.
Mixed Aged MT 8-week Session
Mixed aged classes are the heart of Music Together®. Children birth through five come together to create a musical community. Adults, regardless of musical ability, help create a musical environment by fully participating. Children participate at their own level by singing, moving, chanting, listening, observing, and exploring with instruments. Parents and/or caregivers also receive music development information.
Please note: Winter 2018 8-week session begins the week of January 8th and end March 3rd.
Demonstration Class at Mountain Midwifery
The mixed age classes are the heart of Music Together®. Children birth through five years old along with parents and/or caregivers come together to create a musical community. Each child has the opportunity to be “where they are” in their own development. Adults, regardless of musical ability, can help create an environment that helps children achieve basic music competence. Children of mixed ages participate at their own level by singing, moving, chanting, listening and exploring with musical instruments. Parents participate with the children and receive music development information about their child.
When I think about the birth of my son 3 years ago, I remember that the joy and lightness of having my baby in my arms lasted for a beautiful 8 hours and then the nurse came in and said they needed to test for jaundice. It was like it hadn’t occurred to me that anything could go wrong once the baby was finally here. My stomach squeezed into a ball of fear that didn’t let go for almost 2 years. When I became pregnant, I had had a steady and deep meditation practice for about 4 years, but the stress of the new baby (although he was perfectly healthy) seemed to take over my mind and, of course, my time. Horrible, intrusive thoughts started to come into my head that made me think I might be crazy. My hands shook almost all the time and it felt like I was losing touch with what was real and what was just my fear.
Finally when my son was 2 years old, I decided to try and get back to meditating. The relief I experienced was almost immediate and I have to remember to not beat myself up for forgetting this powerful tool that had been with me the whole time. The anxiety did not dissipate overnight, but when I was able to use my meditation tools to calm my mind, I felt my muscles relaxing, and in the moment I got to be free from the thoughts that had invaded my brain. The best part was that after a while, the joy and light that I had experienced on my sons birth-day came back. I felt clear about what was real and what was just my mind doing its little tricks which made it easier to deal with. I felt like a better mom.
Post-partum anxiety can show up in a myriad of ways and can also be experienced in varying degrees of severity. No matter what the anxiety of caring for a new baby and/or recovering from giving birth looks and feels like for you, the meditations I teach are a gentle but powerful way to start getting out of the jaws of fear and emotional pain. In “Meditation for New Mamas” we will use the breath as a way to explore and dissipate tensions that exist in the body as well as in the mind. We will learn and practice how to let go of intrusive thoughts and how to calm the nervous system. At the end of the 4 weeks you will have several tools at the ready for dealing with and easing anxiety and panic attacks. Meditation for New Mamas is also for ANY mother who is dealing with anxiety, but if you are caring for a new little one, your (non-mobile) baby is welcome and invited to come with you- comfortable space will be provided for sitting and breastfeeding if needed.
Monica began working with Twinkle Together in 2009 teaching Music Together classes. In 2011 she took a few years off while interning and eventually becoming the Music Specialist at the Boulder Journey School. After the birth of her son, Monica returned to teaching Music Together and is excited to begin offering meditation workshops and parent discussions for Twinkle Together families. Monica earned her level 1 and 2 meditation certificates from the Shambhava School in Eldorado Springs and is a student there under HH Sri Shambhavananda.